Dia 1 Terminado
Dia 1 Terminado
After 15 levels on Day 1 of Event #7: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Eight or Better it is Italian Dario Alioto who leads,
A richly talented field of players came together, with the event gaining 92 entries overall, creating a prize pool of just over €132,000. The payouts were confirmed today, with 14 players guaranteed a min-cash of €2,452. First prize in this event will be €39,289 and a coveted WSOP gold bracelet.
Alioto is the overwhelming chip leader, with his nearest competitor almost 250,000 chips behind him. Here are the standings at the end of Day 1:
|1||8||Chris Ferguson||United States||157,000|
|2||4||Fabio Esposito||United Kingdom||68,000|
|2||7||John Racener||United States||202,000|
|2||8||Phil Hellmuth||United States||80,000|
|3||1||Rex Clinkscales||United States||104,000|
The big names were out in force early on, with the likes of Eli Elezra, Roland Israelashvili, Jeff Lisandro, Ryan Hughes, Andreas Klatt, and Anthony Zinno all in attendance.
Two-time WSOPE 2017 final tablist Georgios Koliofotis was the one setting the pace early on, racing into a chip leader, but it was POY contender Ryan Hughes who matched him all the way.
Phil Hellmuth, Felipe Ramos and Mike Leah all joined the field shortly before the dinner break, when registration closed and the final field of 92 was confirmed.
Just under 50 players returned from dinner, and a steady stream of players headed to the exit.
Allen Kessler, fresh from his second place finish at this year's WSOPE, was the beneficiary of triple-ups on three separate occasions as he stuck around in the tournament, while it was Dario Alioto who eliminated two players to soar to the top of the leaderboards with a stack of just over 500,000.
Alioto would stick around at the top of the counts over the course of the final few levels, to lead the final 18 into Day 2.
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Ismael Bojang has gamely been two-tabling the COLOSSUS's final flight and the Omaha Hi-Lo and his persistence has finally paid off.
Bojang got it in against chip leader Dario Alioto holding against the Italian's
The board ran out giving BOjang a wheel, good enough for the hi and the low.
"That's me?" said Bojang, and once he had ascertained that he was indeed going to double up, he left the table and dashed back over to his COLOSSUS table.
Aaron Duczak raised and Dario Alioto called. Eldert Soer then three-bet all in for his last 35,000. Duczak four-bet all in for just over 100,000 and Alioto called putting two players at risk.
The board ran out giving Alioto top full house and eliminating two players.
Ljubo Lojoc raised to 14,000 and Viatcheslav Ortynskiy called. Allen Kessler moved all in for 24,000 in the small blind. Lojoc then four-bet all in and Ortynskiy called putting two players at risk.
The flop came , with Kessler calling for a King. The turn was the but the river was the meaning for the third time in this tournament Kessler triple dup, with Lojoc taking down the small side pot to be left with ten big blinds.
"He might have missed the last one," said tablemate Dario Alioto, "But this is his event!"
With a fair amount of chips in the middle already and on an board, Chris Ferguson moved all in and Siarhei Chudapal called.
Ferguson showed for a rivered set of fives plus the nut low. "You got lucky," said Chudapal, showing for a pair of sixes and the nut low. Chudapal got quartered with Ferguson moving well over 200,000.
Meanwhile Georgios Koliofotis became the latest elimination.